Frank Panhans

Director
Magdeburg hieß früher Madagaskar
Das Leben ist ein Wunschkonzert

Frank Panhans, born in 1966 in Greifswald, studied acting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig. This was followed by engagements as an actor at theatres in Potsdam, Dresden and Frankfurt/Oder. Since 1996 Panhans has worked freelance for theatre, film, television and radio. He is a co-founder of the "Theatre of Laughter" in Berlin. Since 1999 he has worked as a director at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, the Dresdner Staatsschauspiel, the Theater der Jugend Wien, the Theater Junge Generation Dresden and the Theater Marburg, among others.
He regularly directs at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and the GRIPS Theater Berlin.
For his production of Zoran Drvenkar's "Cengiz and Locke" at GRIPS Theater Berlin, Panhans received the German theatre prize "Der Faust" in the category Best Theatre Direction in Children's and Youth Theatre in 2007.
Since 2014 he has been an acting professor at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien.

Works at the GRIPS Theater:

2020 „Das Leben ist ein Wunschkonzert“ by Esther Becker – world premiere
2018 „Magdeburg hieß früher Madagaskar“ by Zoran Drevnkar – world premiere
2014 „1848 – Die Geschichte von Jette und Frieder“ by Thilo Reffert world premiere
2012 „Aneinander Vorbei“ own development & ensemble production
2011 „Pünktchen trifft Anton“ by Ludwig/Kästner – world premiere
2010 „Stress- der Rest ist Leben“ by Dirk Laucke – world premiere
2008 „Winner und Loser“ by Lutz Hübner
2006 „Cengiz und Locke“ by Zoran Drvenkar – world premiere
Theatre Prize Faust 2007 in the category Best Director in Children's and Youth Theatre, Audience Prize at the Week of Young Actors Bensheim 2008
2005 „Die Faxen dicke“ by Christian Giese – world premiere
2004 „Lena in der Wüste“ – own development & ensemble production
2003 „Klamms Krieg“ by Kai Hensel, nominated for the Friedrich-Luft-Preis 2003
2002 „Julius und die Geister“ by Volker Ludwig – world premiere
2002 „Kannst du pfeifen, Johanna“ by Volker Ludwig – world premiere
2001 „Hallo Nazi“ by Monoblock (Autorenteam) – world premiere
2001 „Ganz große Pause“ by Anja Tuckermann und Ensemble – world premiere